What’s on in and around Rugby

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HERE’S our guide to music, theatre, community events and all manner of other activities going on in and around Rugby in the next few weeks:


Sinking of the RMS Titanic Centenary Evening: Wednesday April 11, Merchants Inn. For tickets ask behind the bar or call (01788) 571119

The Big Quiz: Friday April 20, 7.30pm, Dunchurch village hall, £15 for a team of six, call Helen on (01788) 810212

Tierra Buena Jazz Band: Every Tuesday, 8.30pm, The Coombe Social Club, Brinklow Road, Coventry CV3 2HY

Rugby Retired Teachers’ Association coffee mornings: Last Wednesday of every month, Thornfield Indoor Bowls Club, Bruce Williams Way, 10.30am

Royal Air Forces Association of Rugby monthly meeting: First Tuesday of every month, Ex-servicemen’s Club, The Green, Hillmorton, 7pm

Percival Guildhouse Painting Group: Thursdays, 7pm, term time only, new comers welcome. Call in or ring Joy on (01788) 567457, Percival Guildhouse, Rugby

Free arts and craft workshop for children of all ages: Thursdays, 10am to 12.30pm, Manor Farm Shop and Tearoom

Rugby Country Market: Thursdays, 9.30am to 11.15am, John Lees Hall, Regent Place, Rugby

Brownsover Art Group meet: Thursdays, 1pm, Christ Church Centre, Helvellyn Way, Brownsover

Napton Arts Group meet: Thursdays, 2pm, Napton Village Hall

Thank God Cafe Church: Fridays, 6.30pm to 7.20pm, Binley Woods Village Hall

Sunday Artzone: 1.30pm to 3.30pm, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, Call (01788) 533201 for details

Coffee morning: Mondays, 10am to 11.30am, Newbold Methodist Church


Rugby Ramblers: Easter Monday April 9, Bloxham, 11 miles. Meet 8.30am top of Barby Road, contact Stephen on (01788) 578733

Rugby Ramblers: Tuesday April 10, Crackley Woods, seven miles. Meet at 9am inside Sainsburys car park close to petrol station. Contact Janet on (01788) 810681

Belly Dance for beginners: Mondays, 6pm to 7.30pm and intermediate 7.45pm to 9.15pm, The Percival Guildhouse

Beginner Yoga Classes: Thursdays, 7.30pm to 9pm, term time only, for more information call Leigh on 07941 279343, St George’s Church Hall

Hatha Yoga Level 2 classes (drop in or block booking): Mondays 9.40am to 11.10am and Hatha Yoga Level 1 beginner’s class (last few places remaining) Mondays 11.15am to 12.45pm both term time only at Overslade Community Centre, 68 Buchanan Road, Rugby. Call Leigh on 0794 127 9343 www.innerpeaceyoga.co.uk Birthlight Pregnancy Yoga classes: Fridays 5.45pm to 7.15pm and 7.30pm to 9pm, term time only. Both are mixed trimester classes (14 wks to birth) at Overslade Community Centre, 68 Buchanan Road, Rugby CV22 6AY. Call Leigh on 0794 127 9343 or visit www.innerpeaceyoga.co.uk Birthlight Yoga for Labour and Birth Workshops: sessions with partners, held Saturday afternoons, monthly at Overslade Community Centre 1pm to 4.45pm, suitable from 32 weeks onwards. Call Leigh on 0794 127 9343 for upcoming dates and details or visit www.innerpeaceyoga.co.uk

In Shape pilates classes: Thursdays, 6.15pm to 7.15pm, Bawnmore Infant School

In Shape pilates classes: Thursdays, 6.15pm to 7.15pm, Dunchurch Village Hall

Birthlight Pregnancy Yoga classes: Tuesdays, 7pm to 8.30pm, Friends Meeting House, 28 Regent Street, suitable for 14 weeks onwards, to find out more, call Leigh on 07941 279343

Belly Dancing, intermediate: 6pm to 7pm Tuesdays, Percival Guildhouse

Rugby Scottish Society’s Scottish Country Dancing classes: Wednesdays, 7.30pm, Betts Hall, Claremont Road

Weight Loss Challenge: Wednesdays, 7pm, call (01327) 878726 for details

Roller Disco: Saturdays 6pm, Ken Marriott Leisure Centre

Come Dancing: Mondays, 8pm to 10.30pm, Benn Hall, Rugby

Tai Chi Classes: Mondays, 3.30pm to 4.30, Claremont centre, Clifton Road, Rugby

Tai Chi Classes: Thursdays 10am to 11.30am, call (01788) 565412 for details, Claremont Centre, Clifton Road

In Shape pilates classes: Fridays, 9.30am to 10.30am, Dunchurch Village Hall

Commit to Get Fit Step Classes: Mondays and Wednesdays, 7pm to 8pm and 8pm to 9pm, call 07770 433216, Bawnmore Infant School

Zumba Fitness: Mondays 9.30-10.30am Welton Village Hall and Wednesdays 9.30-10.30am Crick Village Hall. Contact Marcia 07976 534084

Aquacise: Mondays 7-8.00pm at Spirit Health Club, Holiday Inn Crick. Contact Marcia 07976 534084

Circuits: Thursdays 7.30-8.30pm at Spirit Health Club , Holiday Inn Crick. Contact Marcia 07976 534084


We Are Fiction and Palm Reader: Friday April 13 8pm, Vault, Rugby

Martyr De Mona and Tear of Eden: Saturday April 14 8pm, Vault, Rugby

Rugby Roots presents Ray Cooper: Monday April 16, The Merchants Inn

Lunchtime Recital presents Elisabeth Tuson (flute) and Susan Clark (piano): Tuesday, 1pm, St Andrew’s church

Black Celebration (The Definitive Tribute to Depeche Mode): April 27, The Assembly, Leamington

Darkteaser’s Garter Lounge: Friday April 13, Leamington Assembly

Ceu: Sunday April 22, 7.30pm, Warwick Arts Centre

The Bootleg Sixties: Tuesday April 10, Royal Spa Centre

The Searchers: Thursday April 19, Royal Spa Centre

That’ll be the Day: Thursday April 12, Royal Spa Centre

10cc: Wednesday April 25, Leamington Assembly

Jazz Night: Fridays, 7pm, Summersaults restaurant, High Street, Rugby

Open Mic Night: Wednesdays 8pm, The Squirrel pub

Open Mic Night: Sunday afternoons from 5pm, Vault Nightclub

Open Mic Night: Thursday evenings, The Black Swan

Karaoke: Friday, Sunday and Tuesday evenings, The Crown, Market Place, Rugby

JLS: April 17, LG Arena, Birmingham

Diversity: April 7, LG Arena, Birmingham

Steps: April 12 and 25, LG Arena, Birmingham

Il Divo: April 14, LG Arena, Birmingham

Voice in a Million: April 28, LG Arena, Birmingham


The Comedy of Errors: Until October 6 at 7.15pm, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford

Richard III: March 22 to September 15, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford

Save the Last Dance for Me: Tuesday 10 to Saturday April 14, Milton Keynes Theatre

The Father: March 31 to April 14, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

All the Single Ladies: April 5, Royal Spa Centre, Leamington

Horrible Histories – The Terrible Tudors: Wednesday 18 April to April 21, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

White: Tuesday April 24 to Friday April 27, Warwick Arts Centre (ages two to four)

Pluck – The Titanic Show: Thursday April 12, Royal Spa Centre

Rumpelstiltskin: Saturday April 14, Royal Spa Centre, Leamington

In the Box: Tuesday April 17, Royal Spa Centre, Leamington

Chinese State Circus – Yin Yang: April 8 to 9, Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Paul Merton: Out of My Head: Saturday 7 April, Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Sing-a-long-a Abba Tribute: Wednesday April 11, Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus: Wednesday April 18, Royal Spa Centre, Leamington

Curiouser: Saturday April 14 – Sunday April 15, Royal Spa Centre, Leamington

All the Single Ladies: April 5, Royal Spa Centre, Leamington

Black T-Shirt Collection: May 1 and May 2, Warwick Arts Centre

Un peu de tendresse bordel de merde (A little tenderness for crying out loud!): Thursday April 26 to Saturday April 28, Warwick Arts Centre

Rumpelstiltskin: Saturday April 14, Royal Spa Centre, Leamington

Stars in the Morning Sky: March 17 to April 7, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Curiouser: Saturday 14 to Sunday 15 April, Royal Spa Centre, Leamington


James Edward Duggins (1861 to 1968), A Warwickshirre Impressionist: Until February 12, Leamington Pump Room

Wonderful Watercolours – views of Coventry and Warwickshire: February 25 to May 7, The Herbert, Coventry


Staffordshire Hoard: Until December 2012, Birmingham Museum

The Marson collection of historic vehicles (1900 to 1930): Every weekend until December 2012, The Black Country Living Museum

Full Steam Ahead: Until April 30, thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum